Cologne farmer wins donation for nonprofit

The Theresa H. Feist Memorial Foundation will now be able to better promote agriculture in Carver County, thanks to the support of Michelle Hoen of Cologne and America’s Farmers Grow Communities.
Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, which is the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, Grow Communities provides eligible farmers the chance to win a $2,500 donation for a local nonprofit organization of their choice.
Hoen selected the Theresa H. Feist Memorial Foundation to receive the $2,500 donation. The Theresa H. Feist Memorial Foundation will use the donation to continue to offer scholarships for the Carver County Dairy Princesses.
“I’m excited to see the Grow Communities donation go to a charity in the local community,” Hoen said.
This year, the Monsanto Fund will invest nearly $6 million in rural America through Grow Communities, which includes double donations for counties that have been declared natural disaster areas by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) due to drought.
In Minnesota, $297,500 is being given across 70 counties. America’s Farmers Grow Communities is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund to partner with farmers in helping them positively impact their communities. This program is part of the Monsanto Fund’s overall effort to strengthen rural America.
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